Betty Williams

April 17, 1943 ~ June 8, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Betty Mae Williams entered into eternal rest on June 8, 2023 at Fransician Alliance in Michigan City, IN, she was 80 years old.  Betty was born on April 17, 1943 in Red Bay, AL, to the union of the late Jomer and Nonie Anderson.  She was proceeded in death by her brothers JA and William Anderson, sisters Evie Duncan and Edna Ellis, daughter Joyce Walker (Birdsong), granddaughters Devon Havis, Krystol Scates, grandson Blake Kelly and great-grandson London Long.

Betty relocated to Michigan City, IN with her family at a young age.  Betty completed the 9th grade and proudly received her General Education Development Certificate (GED).  She later entered the nursing field where she worked as a Nurses' Aid for fifteen (15) years.  Betty met and married the love of her life Randolph Williams who proceeds her in death.  Betty became a homemaker and kept the family on track.  Betty loved her children and spoiled the grandchildren.  When she became a great-grandmother, no one could say anything negative about any of them.  She protected them with authority.  Betty could decorate a home to the tee and kept it spotless.  She wore white gloves when it came to inspecting the cleaning assignments she expected to be completed.  Thank God that we got it right because if we did not, we would have to repeat the process.  Betty was an early bird when it came to garage sales and would find the best deals.  Her favorite hobby was Bingo which she was very good at often playing many boards just by looking at them.  Betty also liked her scratch off tickets and would win.  She would not scratch the ticket completely and would "let" one of us complete the task.  Betty could whip-up some of the best potato salads and cooked practically whatever meals she put her hands too.  

Betty leaves behind to cherish her memories, Ricky Anderson of Granger IN, eldest daughter Yvette (LV) Crawford, Frank Anderson, Vickie (Melvin) Long, Brenda Conner, and Angela Williams all of Michigan City, IN, and her baby Lisa (William) Adams of Hobart IN.  Betty also leaves twenty-six (26) grandchildren, sixty-one (61) great- grandchildren, and seventeen (17) great-great grandchildren.  Betty had one loving sister Lola Moga who she loved dearly.  She also leaves behind her brother-law Julius (Diane) Williams and sisters-in law Bertha Williams and Dorothy (John) Thomas of Mississippi.  Betty had a special friend Christine Hart.  She leaves behind a legacy of love and will be dearly missed by her nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Betty cherished these relationships and the countless memories created with her loved ones.

The family would like to give special thanks to two (2) family members who cared for our mother.  Tasha (Jamal) Elhag, the first and oldest granddaughter.  Tasha was given the nick name two-shoes by her grandma Betty.  Betty moved to Indianapolis for a short period of time where Tasha provided care for her.  We also want to say Thank You to our beloved Brandy (Michael) Crawford who took charge of monitoring Betty during her brief stay at Life Care Nursing Home.  Brandy made sure the nursing staff provided the care Betty needed and when they were busy providing care for the other residents, Brandy rolled up her sleeves and provided the care she needed.  Brandy spoiled her grandmother by making trips to buy the food Betty asked for.  The nursing staff would often call Brandy and she would be right there.  Betty’s family members were always present.  I would hear the nursing staff say, “Betty had lots of visitors today”.  We all sat, fed, encouraged, sang, and laughed with her.  Lisa decorated her space by hanging pictures to make her feel comfortable.  

God intervened and said my daughter your journey has ended.  No more suffering and pain.  

Above all else, Betty cherished the moments she spent with her family and friends. Her gentle and kind spirit will live on in the hearts of those who knew her. As we remember Betty Williams, we celebrate her life and the love she shared with all who had the pleasure of knowing her.


Viewing will be 4:00pm-7:00pm Thursday, June 15, 2023 at Emmanuel Funeral Home (Trail Creek). Funeral Services will be 11am Friday, June 16, 2023 at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Swan Lake Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

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June 15, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

3025 East Michigan Blvd
Trail Creek, IN 46360

Funeral Service
June 16, 2023

11:00 AM
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Swan Lake Memorial Gardens Cemetery

Interment following funeral service
June 16, 2023

Swan Lake Memorial Gardens Cemetery
5700 US HWY 20
Michigan City, IN 46360


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